Category: Uses For

Catch The Ball 0

Catch The Ball

This is just something simple I made to help my kids with their hand-eye coordination.  The bucket is a small red/white/blue bucket from Target in their dollar section and the ball on a string...

Reflector “Mock” Watches 1

Reflector “Mock” Watches

At the campground we spend a significant amount of time outside – in the dark.  There are no streetlights in the campground, and you rely on flashlights etc… We don’t allow our kids to...

Make your own bubble gum machine 5

Make your own bubble gum machine

Many years ago I learned to make these – and at the time I made them as gifts for everyone I knew.  Back then I didn’t have kids.  Funny – I just never thought...

Jumbo Craft Stick Bracelet 0

Jumbo Craft Stick Bracelet

This is the first stage of a project I have been wanting to try.  First, you take some jumbo craft sticks and boil them (in water of course) for at least a half hour. ...

Create your own sponge bombs 0

Create your own sponge bombs

My kids love water – as most kids do.  But I hate squirt guns and things like that – just the whole gun thing.  So here is the solution.  Sponge bombs.  We picked up...

Family craft for today 0

Family craft for today

Nothing too exciting but certainly an activity the kids enjoyed.  Simple rainbow crayons – yet a concept they have never been exposed to.  Generally you would use any broken crayons you have lying around...

What to do with… 0

What to do with…

As you all know I am “addicted” to Starbucks store bought bottled Frappuccinos.  I have  used their bottles for things like small decorative flower displays etc… but for some reason never thought to them...

Another use for paint chips 0

Another use for paint chips

My daughter has one of the kids spinny paint things (see picture).  Of course she used all the cards that come with the spinner within about 1 hour.  Leaving her with a machine and...